Search Results: "Tom Leveen"


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SHACKLED by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Simple but suspenseful. (Suspense. 12-18)"
Six years after her friend Tara disappeared from a shopping mall during a game of hide-and-seek, prickly, anxious Pelly thinks she spots her buying coffee with her captor. Read full book review >

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RANDOM by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Suspenseful, if also a bit didactic. (Suspense. 12-18)"
In a topical thriller, a girl facing legal repercussions for her role in a cyberbullying-related suicide receives a mysterious phone call from a stranger who claims to be on the verge of suicide himself. Read full book review >

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SICK by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Between the pacing and the heroes' salty, blue language (full of lovingly creative, genital-inspired insults), reluctant readers who love zombies will devour it, right up to the abrupt end. (Horror. 14-18)"
Zombie virus? Check! Locked high school? Check! Read full book review >

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HELLWORLD by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"A solid thriller built on some well-meant emotional ideas. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
A teenage girl searches for her long-lost mom and accidentally triggers an apocalypse. Read full book review >

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MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRL by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"If Becky actually were a manic pixie dream girl, there'd at least be some whimsy breaking up the dragging, self-centered, deeply unkind angst. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Nothing gives a boy moral superiority like being awkwardly aroused by the least popular girl in high school. Read full book review >

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ZERO by Tom Leveen
Released: April 24, 2012

"Artful. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Amanda, who signs all of her artwork "Zero," planned to leave Phoenix in the fall to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Read full book review >

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PARTY by Tom Leveen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 27, 2010

"Tepid afterschool-special fare. (Fiction. YA)"
The lives of 11 high-school teens—the burnout, the weirdo, the bitch, the good girl, the goofball, the jock, the straight edge, etc.—intersect, intertwine and break apart as they prepare for the biggest party of the year, thrown by an unknown host on the Santa Monica coastline. Read full book review >

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JULIET'S NURSE by Lois Leveen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Leveen's enthusiastic historical novel pushes the classic teenage romance aside to give greater weight to a mother's love and losses."
A lusty, if lengthy, retelling of Romeo and Juliet from the nurse's perspective. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER by Lois Leveen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"Deftly balancing history, romance and adventure, Leveen honors the life and historical importance of a brave, resourceful woman."
Set free by her mistress, can a young slave find true freedom up North? Or will she discover that there is more than one way to be enslaved? Read full book review >

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BUBBLE TROUBLE by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"The book treads familiar friendship territory and ends up feeling as insubstantial as, well, a bubble. (Picture book. 2-6)"
How much trouble can a bubble really cause? You'd be surprised. Read full book review >

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EMPEROR PICKLETINE RIDES THE BUS by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"One last time: 'stooky!' (Er, 'fantastic!') (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
A daylong field trip without origami? Nostrul! Er, awful! Read full book review >

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HERMAN'S LETTER by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Hibernation, dedication and one long-distance friendship that will never be forgotten: a must-have when a friend moves away. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Best friends Herman and Henry pledge to stay that way through letters when Henry has to move. Read full book review >